The Center for Conservation Strategy (CCS) at The New York Botanical Garden is a global leader in plant conservation. The CCS’s mission is to maximize the reach and impact of NYBG’s scientific programs and catalyze conservation action that will help save the plants of the world.
The CCS has three main goals:
- To expand the scale, number, and impact of NYBG’s collaborations with conservation initiatives worldwide;
- To strengthen conservation capacity-building, including training future biodiversity leaders; and
- To provide science-based guidance to decision-makers on plant conservation issues.
The CCS works in a variety of ways to achieve its goals, including:
- Conducting scientific research on plant conservation;
- Developing and implementing conservation programs;
- Providing training and capacity-building to conservation practitioners; and
- Advocating for plant conservation policies.
The CCS is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global organization that works to conserve nature and reduce the impact of human activities on the environment. The CCS’s membership in IUCN gives it access to a network of experts and resources that can help it to achieve its conservation goals.
The CCS is committed to working with a variety of partners, including governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and local communities. The CCS believes that collaboration is essential to achieving the goal of conserving the world’s plants.
The CCS is a vital resource for plant conservation. The CCS’s work is helping to save plants from extinction and protect the ecosystems that they depend on. The CCS is also helping to train the next generation of conservation leaders and advocate for policies that will protect plants.
Here are some of the CCS’s recent accomplishments:
- The CCS helped to establish the Global Initiative for Plant Conservation (GIPC), a partnership of over 100 organizations working to conserve plants worldwide.
- The CCS developed the Plant Assessment Protocol, a tool that is used to assess the conservation status of plants.
- The CCS trained over 100 conservation practitioners in plant conservation techniques.
- The CCS advocated for the inclusion of plants in the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global goals that aim to end poverty, protect the environment, and ensure prosperity for all.
The CCS is a leading voice in plant conservation. The CCS’s work is helping to save plants from extinction and protect the ecosystems that they depend on. The CCS is also helping to train the next generation of conservation leaders and advocate for policies that will protect plants.